Since 2007 we have introduced a major AI programme at Wilodge in order to expand the bloodlines within the herd.
AI sires have been selected to compliment certain females, to expand genetics of certain cow families, to produce bulls to sell of a consistent stamp and in some instances to improve BLUP figures. Some sires have also been selected to breed show potential commercial calves on our small but quality selection of commercial females.
Some of the AI sires used to date have been:
Wilodge Cerberus -
- Sire: Wilodge Tonka
- Dam: Wilodge Priceless
Wilodge Cerberus was sold in Carlisle October 2008 for 50,000gns to Alan Jenkinson, Whinfell Park. We have since been using Cerberus in our AI/ET breeding programme and have seen some great results, including Wilodge Funky, our 2011 yearling show heifer. We also purchased a daughter Whinfellpark Franzene at the Red Ladies sale in 2010.